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PERCO´TE (Περκώτη: Eth. Περκώσιος), an ancient town of Mysia, on the Hellespont, between Abydos and Lampsacus, and probably on the little river Percotes. (Hom. Il. 2.835, 11.229; Xenoph. Hellen. 5.1.23.) Percote continued to exist long after the Trojan War, as it is spoken of by Herodotus (5.117), Scylax (p. 35), Apollonius Rhodius (1.932), Arrian (Arr. Anab. 1.13), Pliny (5.32), and Stephanus Byz. (s. v.). Some writers mention it among the towns assigned to Themistocles by the king of Persia. (Plut. Them. 30; Athen. 1.29.) According to Strabo (xiii. p.590) its ancient name had been Percope. Modern travellers are unanimous in identifying its site with Bergaz or Bergan, a small Turkish town on the left bank of a small river, situated on a sloping hill in a charming district. (Sibthorpe's Journal, in Walpole's Turkey, i. p. 91; Richter, Wallfahrten, p. 434.)


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    • Herodotus, Histories, 5.117
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.835
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.229
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.32
    • Plutarch, Themistocles, 30
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 1.13
    • Athenaeus, of Naucratis, Deipnosophistae, 1.29
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